Good in Good jacket. 067166154X Book Description small mark inside back cover rest of book is very good and clean On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come tr ue. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish t hat brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with tru e magic. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this is a moder n classic beloved by children everywhere. Editorial Reviews Amazon. com Review Imagine all the happiness and wealth you could achieve if you found a magic pebble that granted your every wish! Sylvester Duncan, an unassuming donke y who collects pebbles "of unusual shape and color, " experiences just such a lucky find. But before he can make all his wishes come true, the young do nkey unexpectedly encounters a mean-looking lion. Startled, Sylvester wishe s he were a rock, but in mineral form he can no longer hold the pebble, and thus cannot wish himself back to his equine trappings. His parents, thinki ng he has disappeared, are at first frantic, then miserable, and then plung e into donkey ennui. Meanwhile, Sylvester is gravely depressed, but tries t o get used to being a rock. In 1970, William Steig won the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble--the first of his many Newbery and Caldecott honors. In this donkey's tale, Steig imbues his characteristically simple illustrations of animals sporting human garb with evocative, irresistible, and heartbreakingly vivid emotions. The text is straightforward and the dialogue remarkably touchin.
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